Pictured are Eddie and Lillie Walker Wade, of Oakland, at their wedding on Nov. 15, 1936. Oakland’s African-American heritage is reflected in the families who have lived in the area for many years, a number of churches and two cemeteries. WGHF is presenting a monthlong photographic exhibition in celebration of Black History Month. Images depicting daily life and education efforts within this community are displayed in the History Center windows along Plant Street, as well as on the walls of Heller Hall, the history center’s large multi-purpose room. The address is 21 E. Plant St. in downtown Winter Garden’s historic district.
The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, which seeks to preserve our heritage and architecture while creating new cultural experiences, is celebrating its third decade with the debut of its new History Research and Education Center.